the sundry colorful tales that compose our days.

Archive for April, 2009

elliot’s sketchpad: dinosaurs, robots and more


Elliot drew her first dinosaur!  Click through for a few more recent highlights from her trusty pad of paper . . .



elliot’s playlist: sandie shaw + burt bacharach “(there’s) always something there to remind me”


The other day, I was driving Elliot to preschool and Sarah’s Burt Bacharach album was playing in the car.  Elliot asked me to play her favorite song, without providing any sort of information that would help me determine which song that was.  Other than repeatedly instructing that it should be her favorite song.  Finally I went through the album track by track—”I think maybe it’s this one . . . no, not this one . . . no, not this one . . . I think maybe it’s this one . . . ” this finally ended on Sandie Shaw’s version of (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me with Elliot beaming and saying “YAH! that one!!”

Since then, we’ve virtually had it on repeat every time we’re in the car.

of purple eggs, pink dresses, cat ghosts and bubbles


“I’m happy it’s Easter.”

This was said several times by a certain blonde little girl this weekend.  We had a wonderful weekend full of dying eggs, dancing in dresses, swinging on swings, hunting pastel eggs, eating chocolate and running around the park.  We dyed eggs on Friday. Had our first egg hunt on Saturday morning. Chased bubbles in the park Saturday afternoon. Had a dance party Saturday night. Had our second egg hunt around the house Sunday morning. Brunch and a third egg hunt at the Fairmont. More playing at the park before a picnic and riding off into the sunset.

Click through for photos . . .


elliot emnnem


Elliot loves it when we let her “work” on our computer. Often, this important work is saving chipmunks who need to jump over floating hearts in a river in the correct numerical order. Someone has to do it. Her other favorite work to do is typing random letters into words. The other day, she said, “look Daddy, I wrote ‘Elliot M’n’M!'”

Here’s exactly what I found on the screen: